of the storm in cairo. she talked with hosni mubarak. as you know, it has been a dangerous trip. journalists targeted as they move through the streets there. but she is on the phone with us now. first of all, we are glad that you are safe. what did president mubarak say to you? >> good afternoon, diane. i spoke for about 30 minutes with president hosni mubarak in a reception room at the palace and i asked him what he thought now that he's promised to leave office and not stand for re-election. he told me that i am fed up after 62 years in public life, i have had enough, i want to go. but he added, if i resign today, there will be chaos. he said that he had told that also to president barack obama. he told me, quote, obama is a very good man, but i told obama, quote, you don't understand the egyptian culture and what would happen if i stepped down right now.